Technology @ QMU

How to change your QMU password






Version 2.0, September 2011

TRODUCTO

Passwords for QMU staff and students expire every 60 days. You will be notified up to 14 days in
advance of your password expiring. If you fail to change your password before the expiry date, your
account will be locked and you will be unable to login.

If this happens, you will need to contact QMU and request that your password be reset.

Staff should contact the IS Helpdesk: ISHelpdesk@qmu.ac.uk
Students should contact the LRC Service desk: LRCHelp@qmu.ac.uk


PASSWORD REQUREMETS

O Your password must be at least 7 characters long.
4 %his is to make it much more difficult for the password to be `cracked´ or guessed.

O Your password must contain of these 4 types of character:
4 Uppercase letters (ie A to Z)
4 Lowercase letters (ie a to z)
4 umbers (ie 0 to 9)
4 on-alphabetic characters (ie $, !, £, % etc)
4 An example of a suitable password would be: Fr@nce98

O Your password cannot be the same as your username.
4 %his would be a very insecure password, as it is very easy to guess.

O Your password cannot contain your full name or part of your name.

O QMU systems will prompt you to change your password every 60 days.

CHA YOUR QMU PASSWORD O CAMPUS - Staff

On campus there are two main ways to change your password.


Windows security

Click on the Start button.

O Select Windows Security.

O Choose Change a password.

O our username will be already input for you.

O nter your current password in the "3d password box.

O 'hen type your new password in the !ew password box.

O 'ype your new password again in the Confirm password box.

O Click on the right arrow.

our password has been changed. !f there are any problems with your choice of new password, you will get an error
message and the opportunity to amend the password.



NB ou can also press the <CTRL>, <ALT> and <DEL> keys to access the Windows Security features.



Password change prompt

ou will begin receiving reminders to change your password approximately 14 days before your password is due to
expire. Follow the instructions with that message to change your password.



CHA YOUR QMU PASSWORD O CAMPUS - Students

On campus there are three main ways to change your password.


Windows security

O Click on the Start button.

O Select Windows Security.

O Choose Change a password.

O our username will be already input for you.

O nter your current password in the "3d password box.

O 'hen type your new password in the !ew password box.

O 'ype your new password again in the Confirm password box.

O Click on the right arrow.

our password has been changed. !f there are any problems with your choice of new password, you will get an error
message and the opportunity to amend the password.



NB ou can also press the <CTRL>, <ALT> and <DEL> keys to access the Windows Security features.



Password change prompt

ou will begin receiving reminders to change your password approximately 14 days before your password is due to
expire. Follow the instructions with that message to change your password.


Student password reset options

CURRE% students can now reset their passwords online here:

https://u.qmu.ac.uk/reset/

%o use the page students will need to enter some personal details and will have to answer one of the three security
questions they answered during matriculation (in the same format they originally entered them).


'his page can be accessed online. Students on campus can go to any terminal, and choose the Student password
reset option from the connection manager.

CHA YOUR PASSWORD REMOTELY

%here are 3 main ways to change your QMU password remotely.


Via the QMU Citrix Remote Desktop service

Using your internet browser, go to: https://access.qmu.ac.uk



Enter your usual QMU network username, password and enter
QMU as the domain. Click on Log In to continue.

If you haven´t already configured the Remote Desktop service
on your computer you will be prompted to download and install
the Citrix client.

Instructions on how to do this are available here:
http://www.qmu.ac.uk/it/Remote_Access/default.htm



Once you have logged in to the Remote Desktop service, press the [C%RL] [AL%] and [DELE%E] keys
together. %his will bring up the Windows Security dialog box.

O Click on the Change Password box.

O Input your old (ie current password) where prompted.

O In the ew password box enter a new password of your choosing.

O Enter your new password again in the Confirm new password box.

O Click Ok.

Your password has now been changed.

Alternative method via the Citrix Remote Desktop service

Depending on your computer setup the [C%RL] [AL%] and [DELE%E] option may not work correctly
within the Citrix Remote Desktop environment, and may fail to bring up the Windows Security dialog
box.

Instead, you can launch this dialog box when you are logged into the Citrix environment by following
these steps:

O Click on Start.

O Choose Windows Security.

O %his will bring up the Windows Security box.

O Proceed as outlined above.

Outlook Web Access

Outlook Web Access allows you to send and receive emails via a web browser such as Internet Explorer
from any computer in the world with an Internet connection.

You can also use it to reset your QMU password remotely.


HOW TO ACCESS OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS (WEBMAL)
O Open a web browser (eg Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
O o to https://mail.qmu.ac.uk/ (note the use of https instead of http!). You will now be prompted
to login to Outlook Web Access.
O Enter your QMU username and password.
4 %his should have been supplied to you already in an email.






O If you use a dial-up modem connection and you feel that it´s slow you may wish to select Basic
Client. You will have reduced functionality but the speed will be faster.
O Vista users must choose the Basic client, otherwise they will not be able to compose or reply to
emails.
O ote: Do not change the Security section. Leave it as Public.

HOW TO CHAE YOUR PASSWORD

Once you have logged in, you will see the following on the left hand side of the screen:




O Click on Options.

O Scroll down until you reach the Password area.




O Click on Change Password.




O %ype your username in the Username box.

O %ype your current password in the Old password box.

O %hen type a new password in the ew password box.

O %ype your new password again in the Confirm new password box.

O %hen click OK to change your password.